Masque of Slaanesh

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Masque of Slaanesh

The Masque of Slaanesh, known also as the Eternal Dancer, Accursed Maiden, and Darkling Deceiver is a daemon of Slaanesh. [2a]

She was once the most favoured of all the Daemonettes, but now she has been cursed by the Dark Prince for a perceived slight. [2a]


Whilst many dances are from the past, she is able to also dance events yet to come such as the burning of Nurgle's garden or the final battle of the gods - the Rhan'k'adanra. [2a]

  • Dance of Dreaming: Where Slaanesh awaits his birth - the movements are languid and sedate.[2a]
  • Pageant of Pain: Evoking a great victory over the forces of Khorne notable for its spasmodic movements that ends with the cast tearing each others throats and eyes out. [2a]


Following a great defeat by the forces of Nurgle and Khorne, the Masque attempted to ease the mind of Slaanesh with her dazling display of dance but instead the angry god saw only mockery in her performance. Further enraged he cursed her to never cease dancing and every dance would recall and celebrate one of his victories.[2a]

Since then, the Masque has danced across the mortal world and Realm of Chaos alike, never able to rest. She is attracted to places of sensory excess and draws those present into the unholy pagent - mortals and Daemons alike playing flawlessly playing their parts in the dance. Those that survive the performance awake to find death and destruction around them, filled with the agony and weariness of a body pushed beyond its limits. The Masque herself will have departed to her next event. [2a]

Weapons and Equipment

As she dances, her golden mask flickers and shifts to match the characters she is portraying. [2a]

  • 7th Edition: Claws (Hand Weapon). [2b]



Daemons of Chaos
Units Beast of Nurgle - Bloodbeast - Bloodcrusher - Bloodletter - Bloodthirster - Blood Throne - Changebringer - Chaos Fury - Chariot of Khorne - Chariots of Nurgle - Chariots of Slaanesh - Chariots of Tzeentch - Daemonic Herald - Daemonette - Daemon Prince - Discs of Tzeentch - Exalted Daemon - Exalted Seeker Chariot - Firewyrm of Tzeentch - Fiend of Slaanesh - Flamer of Tzeentch - Flesh Hound - Great Unclean One - Heir of Change - Hellflayer - Horror of Tzeentch - Hound of Khorne - Juggernaut of Khorne - Keeper of Secrets - Lord of Change - Nurgling - Palanquin of Nurgle - Plaguebearer - Plague Drones - Plaguerider - Plague Toad - Pleasureseekers - Pox Rider - Screamer of Tzeentch - Seeker of Slaanesh - Skull Cannon - Soul Grinder
Characters Alkhor - Amin'Hrith - Amon 'Chakai - Azazel - Be'lakor - Bileflood - Blackie - Bloodwrack - Blue Scribes - Changeling - Epidemius - Fa'vaer - Grubile - Gurug'ath - Hargrim Dreadaxe - Htarken - Ischbak Gatrog Nurgle - Kairos Fateweaver - Karanak - Kelsydra - Ku'gath Plaguefather - Kuhl'tyran - Mabrothrax - Mardagg - Masque of Slaanesh - N'Kari - Pox-mother - Ru'kaab - Skarbrand - Skulltaker - Ss'sath - The Blue Scribes - The Changeling - Throttle Gurglespew - Tzara'riador - Tz'arkan - Urlfdaemonkin - Uthl'kritchnaak - Vorass Kineater - Xathrodox - Ystareth
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